The case of Reply Log Manager not letting lagged copy lag

In a previous blog post Ross Smith IV had explained what the Replay Lag Manager is and what it does. It’s a great feature that’s somewhat underappreciated. We’ve seen a few support cases that seemed to have been opened out of the misunderstanding of what the Replay Lag Manager is doing. I wanted to cover…


EAI support announcement

Out of 7.6 billion people in the world, only 360 million are native English speakers. Although email has been the earliest and most widely-adopted platform for modern electronic communication, email addresses have only supported a limited subset of Latin characters (mostly due to historical reasons). People who don’t read or speak English have been forced…


The many ways to block automatic email forwarding in Exchange Online

In support, I get this question quite frequently: “How do I block users from auto forwarding their mail outside my environment?” There are plenty of good reasons you may not want auto forwarding: you may have HIPAA laws to follow, regulatory compliance or data privacy concerns or simply because it makes you uncomfortable. A user…


Released: December 2017 Quarterly Exchange Updates

Update: Microsoft has identified a condition where Free/Busy lookups from On-Premises to O365 in a hybrid configuration may fail. Please see KB4058297 for additional information and mechanisms to resolve this condition. The December quarterly release updates for Exchange Server are now available on the download center (links below). In addition to the planned cumulative updates…


Announcing Hybrid Modern Authentication for Exchange On-Premises

We’re very happy to announce support for Hybrid Modern Authentication (HMA) with the next set of cumulative updates (CU) for Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2016, that’s CU8 for Exchange Server 2016, and CU19 for Exchange Server 2013. What is HMA? HMA (not HAM, which Word keeps trying to correct it to for me) provides users…


PAW your way into Office 365 Migrations

We have had lots of questions regarding what PAW is when it comes to MRS Migrations, so let’s take a few minutes to explain PAW benefits to you. First off, what is this PAW we keep speaking of? PAW, or Protocol Agnostic Workflow, is new functionality within the Migration Service that really enhances the experience…


Understanding modern public folder quotas

As a part of our ‘demystifying modern public folders’ series we have so far discussed the modern public folder deployment best practices and available logging for monitoring public folder connections. In this blog post, we are going to discuss public folder quotas. Let’s get to it! Public folder mailboxes and quotas Mailbox quotas are not…


Why is my Address Rewriting not working as expected?

Address Rewriting is a feature of the Transport Agent that runs on the Edge Server role. It enables the modification of addresses for both senders and recipients on messages that enter and leave your Exchange organization. First introduced in Exchange 2007, customers are using Address rewriting to present a consistent appearance of E-mail Address for…


Looking back at Microsoft Ignite 2017

Ignite 2017 was busy and fun! We loved talking to many of you, answering many of your questions and listening to your feedback. Many teams are still collecting their thoughts into action items and following up with many of you. We also walked. A lot. You know what we mean if you were there! Most…


Exchange Server 2019

We wanted to post a quick note on our blog to mention to all that at Microsoft Ignite 2017 we have announced that we will be releasing Exchange Server 2019 as an on-premises release to our customers. We are looking forward to sharing more details about this release with you in calendar year (CY) 2018….